Elizabeth Rushton

about 1889–March 1962 (Age 73)
Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rushton was born about 1889, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Rushton, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth Cowking, was 41. She married John William Wightman in 1917, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died in March 1962, in Bowland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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John William Wightman
Elizabeth Rushton
Marriage: 1917

Spouse and Children

Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 12

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 25

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English rysc ‘rushes’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Rushton in household of William Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth Rushton in household of William Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Rushton - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Elizabeth Rushton

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